Cali vs Kingston - Cost of Living Comparison

Cali Kingston
🚶 Cost of living one person
$555
$1016
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1391
$2548
🏠 One person rent
$213
$469
🏘️ Family rent
$370
$971
🍽️ Food expenses
$190
$369
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$321
$511
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
45
39
😀 Quality of life
55
58
🏙️ Population
2.47M
580K

The cost of living in Cali is 45% less expensive than in Kingston. Cities ranked 7750th and 5324th ($555 vs $1016) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 1st in Colombia and Jamaica, respectively. Check Colombia vs Jamaica comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Cali compared to 0.5 months in Kingston. Cali ranked 4th best city to live in Colombia vs Kingston ranked 1st in Jamaica, while ranked 5807th and 5527th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cali vs Kingston

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Cali Kingston
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.63
$5.56
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$45.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.83
$6.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$1.96
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$3.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$261
$568
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
$300
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$408
$1223
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$268
$713
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$74.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.2
$115
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.7
$40.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.18%
7.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$778
$1659
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$716
$800
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$0.79
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.6
$32.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.81
$20.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$1.31
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.95
$3.45
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
$2.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$2.71
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$11.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.75
$5.43
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.31
$6.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$4.02
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$2.05
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$3.55
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$2.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$1.92
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$1.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
$0.72
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.2
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.3
$12.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$2.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.95
$8.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.22
$8.17
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.99
$5.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.71
$3.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69
$1.63
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$47.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.85
$9.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$21.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.45
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.2
$27.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.7
$64.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$252
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4295
$1529

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Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$391
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$433
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$393
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$400
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$390
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$421
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$392
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$422
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$414
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$363
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$360
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$474
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$389
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$425
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$405
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$379
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$466
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$679
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$432
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$422
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$500
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$648
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$411
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$443
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$402
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$556
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$367
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$655
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$806
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$444
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$341
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$376
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$428
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$590
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$430
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$404
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$480
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$577
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$621
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$486

Cities near Kingston

Distance City Cost of living
4.4 km or 2.7 mi Half Way Tree
$686
17 km or 11 mi Spanish Town
$681
31 km or 19 mi Linstead
$813
34 km or 21 mi Old Harbour
$655
42 km or 26 mi Port Antonio
$652
48 km or 30 mi May Pen
$663
76 km or 47 mi Mandeville
$592
131 km or 81 mi Montego Bay
$880
144 km or 90 mi Savanna-la-Mar
$797
251 km or 156 mi Santiago de Cuba
$1238
257 km or 160 mi Yara
$1195
263 km or 164 mi Palma Soriano
$1107
265 km or 165 mi Manzanillo
$1829
268 km or 167 mi Bayamo
$1174
293 km or 182 mi Guantanamo
$1261
329 km or 205 mi Holguin
$895
333 km or 207 mi Las Tunas
$1322
356 km or 221 mi Moa
$1723
369 km or 229 mi Anse-a-Veau
$492
395 km or 245 mi Miragoane
$492
397 km or 247 mi Camaguey
$1215
423 km or 263 mi Florida
$1204
450 km or 280 mi Saint-Marc
$495
463 km or 288 mi Gonaives
$507
468 km or 291 mi Carrefour
$517
475 km or 295 mi Port-au-Prince
$531
478 km or 297 mi Ciego de Avila
$1195
479 km or 297 mi Delmas
$505
480 km or 298 mi Petion-Ville
$512
499 km or 310 mi Moron
$1189
504 km or 313 mi George Town
$2888
520 km or 323 mi Sancti Spiritus
$1250
522 km or 324 mi Cap-Haitien
$499
544 km or 338 mi Cerca-la-Source
$493
568 km or 353 mi Placetas
$1166
593 km or 369 mi Santa Clara
$1170
594 km or 369 mi San Juan de la Maguana
$761
597 km or 371 mi Sabaneta
$723
600 km or 373 mi Cienfuegos
$1136
602 km or 374 mi Barahona
$722